This Tuesday sees a change to the Handicap formula with a reduction of distance down to a five mile Handicap. The start is outside the East Mill on the A6 at 7.30pm and the turn round will be just past the Hurt Arms at Ambergate. There is plenty of car parking around the start area and once again Steve Meath has invited us all back to the Devonshire for food and drink. The nights are getting lighter and the weather should be good so come down and have a run.
Zach Naylor produced a personal best in the Rushcliffe 10k finishing in 43mins 50secs beating his previous personal best by 2mins 39secs. Last Sunday morning saw a number of our runners in action at Fradley, Weston-on-Trent, Stafford and Retford.
At the Retford Half-Marathon, Zach Naylor, Andy Nash, Jason Forres, Rachel and Dan Clark were all involved in this race. Zach finished in 1hr 42mins, Andy in 1hr 46mins, Jason in 1hr 54mins, Rachel in 1hr 54 and Dan in 1hr 55mins. Craig Allen had another strong run in the Stafford 20 miler finishing in 2hrs 28mins.
The Weston 5 miler at Weston-on-Trent saw Geoff Lowry finish 6th in the race in a time of 29mins 13secs while Malcolm Weir and Garry Knights finished in 34mins 59secs and 50mins 27secs. Both Geoff and Malcolm won their age categories. Gemma Brady and Tina Fletcher both ran the shorter two mile race with Gemma running it in 16mins 34secs while Tina having virtually her first race finished 20mins 34secs. At Fradley Rob Norman recorded 42mins 45secs in a strong field of 10k runners.